quote:Originally posted by The Old Man:
(WARNING: Only read on if you like pretentious, film snob writing.)
Through over 100 films Jean-Luc Godard has been steadfast. Themes--anti-establishment (particularly Anti-American), anti-colonial wars, anti-commercialism and consumerism; his favorite things are sex in all manner and the world of prostitutes. His technique--whatever creates the purist cinema experience.
Weekend has one mind-blowing scene to mind-blowing scene after another. The ultimate of those scenes is the famous trucking (not tracking) shot road of traffic and the other a Mozart recital in a farmyard. There's also a tip of the hat to Bunuel's Exterminating Angel. First there's a scene which begins with that title on the screen. And then the scene ends with--what else?--a flock of sheep.
On Hulu streaming and Netflix DVD.
Do you think PETA would score the film as highly?